Edition 2 of our weekly round up of interesting happenings in the shoe world around the internet.
This week, The Coveted brings us a list of tips on learning to walk in high heels , something I’ve lost the ability to do since I pretty much stopped wearing them.
Shoewawa reports on the footwear choices of the re-united Spice Girls.
Piperlime rolls out their big sale of the season. Check out the Lime tag sale for some bargains.
Here’s a suggestion from the folks at the Faryl Robin blog for a festive July 4 shoe (for those Americans) or perhaps a Bastille Day option for our French readers. Want to see that shoe a bit closer? Here it is from Onlineshoes.com, where it also happens to be on sale for $80, a savings of 50% off the original price.
But beware, oh ye with July 4 barbecue plans! There are some rank, nasty feet out there that are now being freely displayed (aka shoved in everyone’s face) since sandal season has arrived. This reporter pines for the seasons of closed shoes.
Payless, in an ongoing effort to change their image, has acquired the rights to be the exclusive USA marketer of Dexter shoes. And with this merge, Dexter’s will become less expensive to fit with Payless’ clientele. Think $25 to $45 for men’s shoes and $15 to $30 for women’s.
Watch out, shoe fans! We’ve got competition from the purse people! Well, in all fairness, shoe fans and purse people are often one and the same in my experience, but a new marketing study shows that only one in three women (32%) in the US spend more on shoes than on purses, as opposed to 37% in 2005. We’ve got some shoe buying to do!
And finally, on a more serious note, here is a link to the New York Times obituary for Liz Claiborne, fashion designer extraordinaire, who died of cancer complications last Tuesday after decades of outfitting career women in stylish, affordable clothing. Hats (or should we say shoes) off to Liz for helping many women dress with the confidence they deserved as they made their fashionable strides toward workplace equality.